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May 4, 2018
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Prince's Band, 1913.  There are several copies of this tune out there, but after fooling around with it back in December, using Audacity and a graphic equalizer, I was amazed to discover that the result was a whole lot better than expected.  Give it a listen.  I found this in a Thrift Store in Burien, WA back in the '90's and until I found so many other copies on the Internet, I wondered if it might have been the one I had had before since 1957, but now I guess probably not.  However, I...
Topics: Too Much Mustard, Prince's Band, 1913
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Mar 2, 2018
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This may or may not be the original 1903 release single-sided.  The later 2-sided release (which I also have) was apparently recorded in 1906, and that master has also been released as Victor 645.  I leave it to more expert people to say more.  Perhaps I will record the 2-sided one and upload it for comparison.  I have taken the liberty to fiddle with the audio with Audacity and tone controls to make it somewhat more pleasing to the ear.  Listen carefully to the bell in the background. ...
Topics: William F. Hooley, Asleep In The Deep, Victor 645, 1903
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Jan 22, 2018 Lots of people now dead
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Document Dump, for better or worse.  Just in case the archaeologists 10,000 years from now know how to read our digital files, they will know that we had some kick-ass music in the 10's through the 40's.  Technical details:  Dual 1009 Turntable; Sony STR-DE535 used as phone preamp and audio selection device; output of STR-DE535 fed to BSR EQ-3000 equalizer and then to motherboard audio line in, to Audacity; basic click removal and noise reduction done on audio, then amplified and turned into...
Topic: 78 RPM Dubs
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Jan 21, 2018 Lots of people now dead
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Document Dump, for better or worse.  Just in case the archaeologists 10,000 years from now know how to read our digital files, they will know that we had some kick-ass music in the 10's through the 40's.  Technical details:  Dual 1009 Turntable; Sony STR-DE535 used as phone preamp and audio selection device; output of STR-DE535 fed to BSR EQ-3000 equalizer and then to motherboard audio line in, to Audacity; basic click removal and noise reduction done on audio, then amplified and turned into...
Topic: 78 RPM dubs
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Jan 21, 2018 Lots of people now dead
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Document Dump, for better or worse.  Just in case the archaeologists 10,000 years from now know how to read our digital files, they will know that we had some kick-ass music in the 10's through the 40's.  Technical details:  Dual 1009 Turntable; Sony STR-DE535 used as phone preamp and audio selection device; output of STR-DE535 fed to BSR EQ-3000 equalizer and then to motherboard audio line in, to Audacity; basic click removal and noise reduction done on audio, then amplified and turned into...
Topic: 78 RPM dubs
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Jan 21, 2018 Lots of people now dead
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Document Dump, for better or worse.  Just in case the archaeologists 10,000 years from now know how to read our digital files, they will know that we had some kick-ass music in the 10's through the 40's.  Technical details:  Dual 1009 Turntable; Sony STR-DE535 used as phone preamp and audio selection device; output of STR-DE535 fed to BSR EQ-3000 equalizer and then to motherboard audio line in, to Audacity; basic click removal and noise reduction done on audio, then amplified and turned into...
Topic: 78 RPM dubs
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Jan 21, 2018 Lots Of People Who Are Now Dead
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Document Dump, for better or worse.  Just in case the archaeologists 10,000 years from now know how to read our digital files, they will know that we had some kick-ass music in the 10's through the 40's.  Technical details:  Dual 1009 Turntable; Sony STR-DE535 used as phone preamp and audio selection device; output of STR-DE535 fed to BSR EQ-3000 equalizer and then to motherboard audio line in, to Audacity; basic click removal and noise reduction done on audio, then amplified and turned into...
Topic: 78 RPM Dubs
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Jan 21, 2018 Lots of people who are dead now
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Document Dump, for better or worse.  Just in case the archaeologists 10,000 years from now know how to read our digital files, they will know that we had some kick-ass music in the 10's through the 40's.  Technical details:  Dual 1009 Turntable; Sony STR-DE535 used as phone preamp and audio selection device; output of STR-DE535 fed to BSR EQ-3000 equalizer and then to motherboard audio line in, to Audacity; basic click removal and noise reduction done on audio, then amplified and turned into...
Topic: 78 RPM Dubs
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Jan 21, 2018 Lots of people who are dead now
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Document Dump, for better or worse.  Just in case the archaeologists 10,000 years from now know how to read our digital files, they will know that we had some kick-ass music in the 10's through the 40's.  Technical details:  Dual 1009 Turntable; Sony STR-DE535 used as phono preamp and audio selection device; output of STR-DE535 fed to BSR EQ-3000 equalizer and then to motherboard audio line in, to Audacity; basic click removal and noise reduction done on audio, then amplified and turned into...
Topic: 78 rpm dubs
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Jan 21, 2018 Victor Talking Machine Company
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Another stab at this one.  Less rumble than the other one I found on Archive
Topics: Gene Austin, Ramona, Victor 21334-A
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Jan 21, 2018
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Just another upload to fill the page.  Technical details:  pretty scratchy record; recorded into computer using Audacity; default Click Removal and Noise Reduction; Dual 1009 TT with unknown Shure 78RPM needle; recorded in stereo, mixed using Stereo Track to Mono, and copy/paste to make stereo track.
Topics: Masterpiece Records, 8520-A, Song Of India, Salon Orchestra
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Jan 20, 2018 Masterpiece Records
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Song of India by Salon Orchestra, Masterpiece Records Catalog # 8520-A Matrix 35029-D1 ca. 1940.  There is a previous upload of this from someone else at https://archive.org/details/78_song-of-india_rimsky-korsakoff_gbia0012892b I uploaded this for research and comparison purposes.
Topics: Song of India, Masterpiece Records, 8520-A
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Jan 20, 2018 Rimsky-Korsakov
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This is another upload of "Song Of India" by Salon Orchestra, Masterpiece Records 8520-A circa 1940. I uploaded this file for quality comparison with the previously uploaded instance at https://archive.org/details/78_song-of-india_rimsky-korsakoff_gbia0012892b
Topics: Masterpiece Records, 8520-A, Salon Orchestra, Song Of India
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Feb 22, 2015 "Music With Moskowitz, on K-106!"
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Here's an air check from "Music With Moskowitz," KRPM radio, 5/31/1992, featuring Buck Ritchey singing(?) his composition "Only The Moon Man Knows."  You are saying, especially after hearing Bonnie Guitar's vastly more listenable version, why I have uploaded this.  Well, this doesn't seem to be around anywhere, and at least for us Seattle listeners, Buck Ritchey deserves more attention in the wide world out there.  Having established himself as a much loved DJ on KVI AM...
Topics: Only The Moon Man Knows, Mad Man Moskowitz, Buck Ritchey, KRPM
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
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I just happened to hear this on my server, and found out no one has uploaded it.  It was recorded in 1923, and is the flip side of Billy Murray's "Yes We Have No Bananas."  Victor 19068 for you discographical fans.
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Topics: Zez Confrey, Morning Will Come, 1923, Victor 19068
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Aug 3, 2014
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As promised, here's the rest of the records in excellent condition from Goodwill, purchased on 7/30/2014.  Again, look in the mp3 tags to get record info; hover over the MP3 link to see artist in the file name.
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Topics: Schubert's Serenade, Love's Old Sweet Song, Mother Machree, Flapperette, The Doll Dance
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Aug 2, 2014
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I found this album of 78's at the Goodwill on 7-30-2014, in excellent condition.  They didn't even need to be cleaned.  These are dubbed from a Dual 1009 turntable with a Shure cartridge and 78 RPM needle.  Run through a standard magnetic equalizer (part of my Pioneer SX-550) and a Radio Shack graphic equalizer with 8kHz and above and 31Hz suppressed to -12 dB, 62, 125 and 4kHz flat, and 250 to 1 kHz ramped up to +8, and 2 kHz at +4.  It wasn't the Estudiantina Trio, but Santiago Waltz...
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Topic: Minnetonka Meditation Snake Dance Santiago Hearts and Flowers
Source: 78
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Mar 9, 2013
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We have here from 12/12/1914, Pale K. Lua and Kavid K. Kaili doing "Hawaiian Waltz Medley."  Then, with electrical recording demanding a new hi-fi rendering, from 11/4/1925, Frank Ferera and John K. Paaluhi doing the same title.  The two are nearly the same.  The first is a thrift store treasure I got some time in the last 30 years, and the second was from a collection of Hawaiian music records I got in 1958, which introduced me to this genre.  Once I get the flip sides dubbed, I...
Topics: Hawaiian Waltz Medley, 1914, 1925
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Mar 4, 2013
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Don't know why I didn't upload this earlier.  It is the flip side of "Maori - Tango Or Maxixe."  It's got some real good unmuted trumpet, something that seems fairly rare in acoustic records.  A little scratchy, but no skips, and nice and clear.
Topics: Victor Military Band, Nights of Gladness, Victor 1916
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Feb 18, 2013
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Here are Len and Joe Higgins with Slippery Elm Tree and The Old White Mule.  Very nice clean recording.  Give it a listen
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Topics: Len and Joe Higgins, Slippery Elm Tree, The Old White Mule
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Feb 17, 2013
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I have had about 3 copies of this over the years.  I probably still have the one I got from my grandmother in 1957.  Here it is finally where the whole world can enjoy it.  It is an excellent recording from 1916.
Topics: Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra, Rose Room
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Feb 17, 2013
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It's your anniversary, the loveliest night of the year, so get your soap with hexachlorophene and wash up for a waltz session with your love, with the International Concert Orchestra.  First up is Victor 35774-A, a popular tune by the Romanian band leader Ion Ivanovici, followed by 35774-B, Over The Waves, by Juventino Rosas, who missed founding the 27 Club by one year.  This record is pretty ragged, but the music is nice, so grit your teeth and head out on the floor.  Next we have two by...
Topics: International Concert Orchestra, Danube Waves, The Skaters, Blue Danube, Merry Widow, Over The...
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Apr 25, 2012 Composer: J. Massanet; Performer: Boston "Pops" Orchestra, conducted by Arthur Fiedler
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Recorded in 1945, this is a 3-record set containing all 7 of the ballet selections. This is Boston Pops in its glory, and the peak of 78 RPM recording technology. Unfortunately, my copies are sort of worn, but still are clear. It is not too easy to find this - there is a copy at Amazon for 29.95.
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Topics: Massanet, Le Cid, Ballet Suite, Boston "Pops", RCA Victor, 1945
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Mar 29, 2012 Frederic Edward Weatherly (lyricist), James L. Molloy (composer); Herbert Witherspoon (performer)
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A touching love song by Herbert Witherspoon, who 2 decades after this production died with his boots on as the general manager of the Metropolitan Opera ( see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Witherspoon ). This was recorded in 1915. See http://victor.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/matrix/detail/700001522/B-16526-Rose-Marie for details
Topics: Herbert Witherspoon, Rose Marie, 1915
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Mar 29, 2012 Composers: Green, daSylva, Henderson, Handy; Performers: Olympic Dance Orchestra, New Orleans Jazz Band
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This is a real beat-up record that I have done my best to make worse by trying to clean it up. There is an article about this record company, Radiex, that says their production was pretty cheap, right down there with Paramount. But there are worse cuts, notably the Charley Patton collection, so maybe this is not so bad. Here we have the Olympic Dance Orchestra doing Alabamy Bound, made famous by Blossom Seeley, and the New Orleans Jazz Band doing John Henry. I think you will enjoy these in...
Topics: Alabamy Bound, John Henry, Olympic Dance Orchestra, New Orleans Jazz Band
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Mar 15, 2012 Composers: Johann Strauss, Franz Lehar; Performers: International Novelty Orchestra; International Concert Orchestra
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Nat Shilkret at his best here. In January 1928, he had the boys go legit and do "Gold And Silver Waltz," by International Concert Orchestra, a pleasant straight performance from composer Franz Lehar. Next month, it looks like he put on his clown hat and dragged the pipe organ into the studio to record "Emperor Waltz" by International Novelty Orchestra. In each recording, he must have told the engineer to crank the volume up to max, because even after pulling the dub volume...
Topics: Emperor Waltz, Gold And Silver Waltz, 1928, Victor 35919
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Mar 14, 2012 Composer: Delibes, Kreisler; Performer: San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
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San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, "Coppelia Ballet (Dance of the Automatons and Waltz) I've been fighting this record for years to get a decent output. I think I finally have it. Can't do much about the scratch, but I got the instruments out there pretty clear. Who would think that automatons could be so graceful? I think you will like this one. Can't find a date, but it is Gramophone Company (Czechoslovakia) Catalog no. ES 269. Update: While reading Nolan Porterfield's biography of Jimmie...
Topics: Dance of the Automatons and Waltz, Coppelia Ballet
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Mar 14, 2012 Fred Van Eps
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"Hey Fred! I found the resonant frequency of the recording head. It's a note you can play on the banjo. Hit that note and it will jump right out." So off they go to record "The Whitewash Man." Go ahead and guess which note it is. The rest of the tune is pretty much down in the mud, but that one note blasts out so loud you would think they had another guy next to the horn just to hit it. Another oddity - this is a United record #A1118. It looked sort of familiar, with the...
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Topics: Fred Van Eps, United A1118, Columbia A1118, The Whitewash Man
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Mar 13, 2012 Composer: Paul Lincke; Performer: Vienna Quartet; Victor Salon Orchestra
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My first summer in Pennsylvania, I spent many enjoyable evenings (until the skeeters came out) sipping my Rolling Rock and watching the glow worms nightly light their tiny lanterns gay, their tiny lanterns gay, and twinkle brightly. Well, this experience, and hearing Carlos Hagen's program that morphed from early legitimate renderings of "The Glow Worm" up to Red Ingle's definitive masterpiece, have given me an undying love for this touching tune. So, before the Mills Brothers jazzed...
Topics: Glow Worm, Victor 16503, Victor 19758, Victor Salon Orchestra, Vienna Quartet
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Mar 13, 2012 Composer: G. Michaelis, G. Verdi; Performer: Arthur Pryor Band, Victor Orchestra
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So, no sooner do I get "Turkish Patrol" uploaded than the first reviewer starts raggin' on "Forge In The Forest." Well, here it is, by Arthur Pryor Band. So there! Now apparently when Victor was ready to release "Anvil Chorus," some genius said "hey, let's put an anvil on the other side, too," so they dug around the closet and found "Forge In The Forest," recorded almost 10 years earlier. So here they are, Arthur Pryor Band, "Forge In The...
Topics: Forge In The Forest, Anvil Chorus, Victor Orchestra, Arthur Pryor Band, Victor 17231
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Mar 10, 2012 Composer: Ketelby; Performer: Brunswick Concert Orchestra, International Concert Orchestra, Unknown Pipe Organ
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We have here, International Concert Orchestra, Brunswick Concert Orchestra, and Quentin Maclean on the Pipe Organ. First is "In A Monastery Garden" by Brunswick Concert Orchestra, followed by Brunswick Concert Orchestra with "In A Persian Market." Then we have "In A Chinese Temple Garden" by International Concert Orchestra, "In A Persian Market" by International Concert Orchestra, and finally "In A Persian Market" and "In A Chinese Temple...
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Topics: In A Persian Market, In A Monastery Garden, In A Chinese Temple Garden
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Mar 9, 2012 Composer: Ruggiero Leoncavallo; Performer: Enrico Caruso; Visiting Artists: Victor Symphony Orchestra.
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I'll bet you thought fiddling with the original was something recent (some examples - Charlie Rich, "Lonely Weekends;" Simon & Garfunkle "Sounds of Silence" from Wednesday Morning and Sounds of Silence LP's; some of the Hank Williams output rechanneled by MGM). Here's the 1907 take of Vesti La Giubba by Enrico Caruso, somehow grafted onto a more recent RCA Victor 78 orchestration by who knows what process. The original is the first and shorter cut. The overdub comes...
Topics: Enrico Caruso, Vesti La Giubba, 1907, Victor 88061, Victor 7720-A
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Record date is 4/29/1925, with master numbers CVE-27929 and CVE-27930. Also, the subtle "VE" stamp reveals this to be an early electrical recording. It doesn't have quite the brilliance of the 1927 and -28 Victor productions, but still captures the violins nicely. Victor 6505-A and B, concatenated from the original 2 sides.
Topics: Danse Macabre, Stokowski, 1925, Victor 6505
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Mar 3, 2012 Marimba Centro-Americana de Guatemala
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It's 1917, a year after the Hurtado Bros. Royal Marimba Band of Guatemala burst on the scene. But now a civilian group appears on the scene, for an explosion of performances in April for Victor. This one, Capitan Betty, is one I had 4 decades ago and lost. But another copy showed up in the thrift store a few years back, and I grabbed it up. You might wonder why I have uploaded another version, seeing this appears in the 78 RPM collection. I decided to raise the cutoff frequency to get the full...
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Topics: Capitan Betty, marimba centro-americana, 1917, Victor 18292
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Mar 2, 2012 Van Eps Trio
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The year is 1916. Vess L. Ossman's star is descending, and Fred Van Eps is on the rise, heading for a stellar career of many decades. Here are On The Dixie Highway and Teasing The Cat, a record I found in the thrift stores in Tacoma back in the early 70's. The trio is Fred, a saxophone, and piano, an excellent composition with crisp banjo and competent accompaniment. After near 40 years, I still love to hear this. Victor discography page:...
Topics: Fred Van Eps, On The Dixie Highway, Victor 18226, 1916, Teasing The Cat
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Feb 2, 2012 Performer: Hurtado Bros. Royal Marimba Band of Guatemala; Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
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The title tells the whole story. Take yourself back to the Victor Talking Machine Co. offices back in the teens (those teens, not these teens). Several obvious visitors from exotic southern locales present themselves: "We are the Hurtado Brothers Royal Marimba Band of Guatemala. On your knees, vendedores Americanos de grabaciones." The official marimba band of the King of Guatemala! Who knew there was a King of Guatemala, much less the official Royal Marimba Band? The Hurtado Brothers...
Topics: Hurtado Bros, Aida Selection, 1916, Marimba
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Jan 30, 2012 Hiawatha: composer Neil Moret; Anona: composer Mabel McKinney
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Here we have, from 1909, Harry Macdonough putting words to Neil Moret's big hit "Hiawatha." He just about jumped the groove on a couple notes, so don't worry about it not being loud enough. Flip side is Victor Orchestra doing an instrumental of "Anona," which you can find in Harry Macdonough's vocal version, and Columbia Band, up here at archive.org. So here they are. Victor Encyclopedic Discography entry:...
Topics: Hiawatha, Anona, 1909
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Dec 29, 2011 Cortot, Alfred
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I haven't seen this one around, so here is Victor 560-A and 560-B. It is very quiet, so the surface noise is strong. However, it is a beautiful piano recording. Here is the recording info: http://victor.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/object/detail/38690/Victor_560
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Topics: Cortot, Alfred, Sequidilla, Malaguena
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Dec 29, 2011 Performer: William H. Reitz Composer: Th. Michaelis
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Over a hundred years old, this is a strongly recorded xylophone solo. I lost the original record - this was dubbed onto a tape in 1977 and carried around for near 30 years until I got it onto the computer. The flip side is "Santiago", a waltz by the Estudiantina Trio. If anyone has this, please upload it. Encyclopedic Discography: http://victor.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/object/detail/10581/Victor_16562
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Topics: William H. Reitz, The Turkish Patrol, 1910
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Demonstrating that weird record labels are not a Post-WWII phenomenon, we have as Exhibit A Puritan Records with Any Place Where I Make Money (Is Home Sweet Home To Me) by the Broadway Melody Makers, apparently a band in the style of 50's session bands like The Champs or The Five Blobs. The singer, unidentified, gives out the quintessential sentiment of the Roaring 20's, Where the money is, that's where I go. After filtering through various media and digital manipulation, the sound on this is...
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Topics: Broadway Melody Makers, Any Place Where I Make Money, Puritan Records
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Jun 20, 2011 Waller, Razaf
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This dates back to about 1928, and is the flip side to Honeysuckle Rose. A very sweet tune that you don't hear any more. You will be pleased with the condition, as this is dubbed straight from the original recording.
Topics: Fats Waller, Breakin' The Ice
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Jun 20, 2011 Waller, Razaf
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This is the original recording, about 1928, of Fats Waller singing Honeysuckle Rose. I am very pleased with the condition of the record, and I know you will enjoy it.
Topics: Fats Waller, Honeysuckle Rose
Source: 78
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May 9, 2011 Performer - International Concert Orchestra conducted by Nathaniel Shilkret
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Think of Les Paul and Chet Atkins in one man - that's Nat Shilkret. Suppose you are barely two years past the very singularity of recorded music - the invention of electric recording. Nat Shilkret saw the possibilities of liberation from the intimate room shrouded with curtains and dominated by the Horn, and dragged recording into the Big Room, and recorded combinations that were unheard of, sometimes all on the same record. Here in Mio Tesoro, you have the organ, the orchestra, the xylophone,...
Topics: International Concert Orchestra, Mio Tesoro, Nathaniel Shilkret
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Apr 28, 2011 Clarence Whitehill, performer; Thomas P. Westendorf, composer
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Recorded 7/30/1914, this has been in my collection since 1957, and probably originally bought by my great-grandfather Charles Caples. The record has developed a 2" radial crack which I have super-glued, but Audacity masterfully suppressed the pop induced. This might not be as full-bodied as Slim Whitman's version of some 40 years later, but it is an excellent example of Victor's pre-war acoustic technology. See...
Topics: 1916, Victor 74425, Clarence Whitehill, I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen
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Apr 28, 2011 Prince's Orchestra, performer; Richard Wagner, composer
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It's January 1916, and we haven't got to the point of forbidding German music, so Prince and the boys have changed the band uniforms for the orchestra tuxes, and Prince has mounted the podium to conduct what I reckon to be the world's longest overture. Columbia record technology has advanced beyond the protective ridge, and they have managed to squeeze 9 minutes of pure heroics into this disc. For the catalog-minded, this is Columbia A5829 Masters 48564 and 48679.
Topics: Prince's Orchestra, Tannhauser Overture, Columbia A5829, 1916
Source: 78
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This gem was recorded around the time of WWI. The word Maxixe is a Brazilian dance pronounced sort of like "mah-SHEE-sha." I've had this record since 1957, and it was probably bought new by my great-grandfather Charles Caples. I did the best I could to get it to sound clear, although the impeccable Victor acoustical process captures some of the most subtle sounds you will ever hear from almost 100 years ago. This is good time music that will keep you on the dance floor for the whole...
Topics: Maori, Tango, Maxixe, Victor Military Band, 1913, Victor acoustic
Source: 78
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Jan 29, 2011 International Concert Orchestra
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An early Victor Electrical recording, Nat Shilkret literally pulls out the bells and whistles for this rousing waltz. This was dubbed from my own copy that I have had for some 38 years. This is kind of scratchy sounding and the bass is turned up quite a bit, but I wanted to get all the sonic excellence there was to get from this. Update: I found a less scratchy pressing yesterday, uploaded as "The Spanish Dancer." This second one has the Oakland label style, while the previous upload...
Topics: Internal Concert Orchestra, Nat Shilkret, La Spagnola
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Jan 29, 2011 Arthur Pryor's Band; Fritz Kreisler
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Recorded in 1910, Arthur Pryor's Band's version of William Tell is one of several recorded by this group. This version is concatenated from Victor 12" black label Catalog # 35120-A and B and 35121-A and B. See the Wikipedia article here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Pryor As an added bonus, we have the 1916 recording of Fritz Kreisler's Caprice Viennois. There are plenty of reissues of this around, but here's the original, scratches and all.
Topics: Arthur Pryor's Band, William Tell Overture
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